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How to Pay for Troop Activities using PayPal


The troop uses PayPal to make it easy to send payments to the troop for various troop activities. Sending money to the troop is free when you use a PayPal account that is linked to your bank account or has a PayPal balance. When you use a credit or debit card, the cost is 2.9% of the total amount sent plus $0.30 USD per transaction. Make sure you are always selecting the "send money to family or friends" option.



To make it easy for you, and allow us to process your payment correctly please follow the following steps carefully.


  1. IMPORTANT: Go to the www.paypal.comwebsite and log in using your PayPal account or sign up for an account first. To eliminate all fees you will pay, set up a PayPal account and have pay using a connection to your bank account.  
                                    LOG IN
    before you proceed. Proceeding without logging in first will likely lead to you paying fees.

  2.  Click on the "Send & Request" Tab (Third from left across the top).

  3. On the next screen select "Send Money to Friends and Family"
  4. On the next Send Money screen enter in the "To" field: to send the payment to our Troop 571 Treasurer. 

  5. On the next screen in the "Amount" field enter in the amount you are paying. IMPORTANT: Make sure you Write a Note that includes your scout's name and in the message body detail the event you are paying for.IMPORTANT! Please indicate the purpose of the payment and the name of your scout. Without this the Treasurer will not know who the payment is for or what event you are paying for.  This will cause delays and emails or phone calls. Then click continue and process the payment.


Important: Make sure you select the “Send Money to Friends and Family. If you select “I’m paying for goods or services” you will create a 2.9% plus $.30 service fee that the troop will be charged and the Troop's policy is to deduct that amount from your scout's Scout Shares fund to pay for those fees. Also note that if you have not linked your PayPal account to your bank account or use a PayPal balance you will be charged a $1.32 fee. The only way for you not to be charged a fee either by PayPal or the Troop as a result of being charged PayPal fees is to have your PayPal account linked to your bank account or to pay using funds you load on your PayPal Account.  Go to PayPal help to learn more about payment options.


If you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer at

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How to Pay for Troop Activities using PayPal


The troop uses PayPal to make it easy for you to send payments to the troop. To learn how visit


IMPORTANT: Please follow the instructions carefully or you will be charged PayPal fees directly or if the Troop is charged PayPal fees we will deduct them against your scout share account.